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Pillow exploded in washer - feathers everywhere! I got out as many as I could, then just ran the washer thru a cycle, now it won't complete a cycle and it sounds like the motor is stuck

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More likely, the pump or drain line got clogged.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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SOURCE: washing machine clogged with feathers

The pump is plugged most of the time it is under the washer take the hoses off and clean it out. Make sure to try to get ant feathers out of the hoses also

Posted on Sep 05, 2012

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SOURCE: Duck Feather Pillow In Washer.

Pull off the lower front panel and reach up on the right of the washer to the door lock assembly you will feel a tab hanging down pull it and the door will release. Clean out the drain filter and pump hoses etc. Rise it out and you may have to clean the filter a few times.

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SOURCE: samsung WF448AAP maybe clogged with feathers.

dont put expensive pillows into a washing machine.

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Look for loose, cracked, pinched, broken hoses to and from the water pump or leaks from the water pump itself. The outer drum could have a rust-through that leaks. This can be repaired with epoxy, but the inner drum must be removed to access it. The cabinet top is opened by using a putty knife or similar tool to push straight back under each front corner which releases a spring latch. Sometimes, the drain hose outlet is pushed from the house drain by high water flow. Tie the hose to the drain with tape or cord. Fill the tub with water, then stop the cycle and watch for leaks.

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